Chopper 4 tracks storms in northern and eastern NM

Posted at: 07/29/2014 10:11 PM
Updated at: 07/29/2014 10:56 PM
By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4



Chopper 4 toured northern and eastern parts of the state Tuesday, tracking storms that had swept across the state. Areas that are usually bone dry were saturated Tuesday and in some cases major flooding occurred.

Santa Rosa

Highway 84 from Santa Rosa to Fort Sumner was desolate. Miles of the highway shut down because of this, but have since been reopened.

The Pecos River fills Sumner Lake, but it overflowed right onto one bridge. By the time KOB arrived, the water level was below the bridge, but you could tell by the debris that the water covered the pavement.

In the city of Santa Rosa, a usually problem-free stream, turned into a rushing river and trapped a car.

La Villita

Showers earlier in the day left a thick blanket of mud for the Rio Arriba County community of La Villita. Several vehicles will be stuck there for a while.

Standing water surrounds several homes, despite homeowner's best efforts to pump it out.  

This year's monsoon season is proving to be great for the dry ground, but a pain for travelers and some homeowners.